Barbara Carroll, in her 80's, accompanying at the piano, sings and speaks parlando style Sondheim and others on Sundays in 2009 at the Oak Room, Algonquin Hotel in Manhattan.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/17/arts/music/17carroll.html?_r=1&ref=arts

This review makes me want to be there....but, alas, I don't frequent Manhattan. I got a great picture of her from the article, but oh, to be in the presence, in the atmosphere.

Her music on life and love - the contemporary version is what I long to hear. It's time for me to review the Sondheim music mentioned in the review, and to do a little research.

Being of the senior citizen variety myself, I really admire musicians performing in their elder years - I celebrate their longevity and their talents and their point of views.

This Tuesday morning reading NYTimes Art section is looking good to me!

Continue on Miss Carroll!